Upcoming Winter Events

October 23rd, 2017


Dollar Energy Fund is preparing for a busy giving season! While our goal is to raise funds to help thousands of families who are struggling to afford their utility bills, we like to offer fun and exciting events so our donors can share in the joy of helping others.

A recently released report by the National Energy Assistance Directors Association shows that consumers will likely pay record prices to heat their homes this winter. While some of us prepare to face the imminent winter weather with tire changes and flu shots, many of our neighbors are worried about keeping their homes warm and safe for their families. Please consider participating in one of our upcoming events and together we can make a difference in the lives of many this winter.

Warm Your Hearth, Touch a Heart Campaign Kick-Off Reception

November 8, 2017 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Hearth & Home Furnishings in Zelienople

Hearth & Home Furnishings and Peoples are teaming up for the 9th Annual Warm Your Hearth, Touch a Heart Campaign to help local, limited-income households maintain or restore basic gas utility service. The kick-off reception will feature raffles, music, food, beverages, a silent auction and more! Following the reception, Hearth & Home Furnishings will donate a portion of their sales to Dollar Energy Fund’s Hardship Program. Peoples will match the donation and all funds will be used to help limited-income families in Southwestern Pennsylvania stay warm this winter. For event & ticket information, visit:

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

November 17, 2017 through January 7, 2018 at Big Butler Fairgrounds

Every year, Shadrack’s spreads Christmas cheer in Butler County by hosting a spectacular drive-through light attraction at Big Butler Fairgrounds. This winter, Dollar Energy Fund is proud to be the presenting sponsor and benefiting charity of Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland.  Bring your family, join the fun and support our mission of helping limited-income families this winter. For event & ticket information, visit:

Click here for a $2 Off Admission coupon!

Help Duquesne Light #PowerItForward!

November 17, 2017 from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Duquesne Light Company is bringing its Larger than Light mentality to life for a second year in a row this holiday season by asking Pittsburghers to #PowerItForward. During the 24-hour fundraiser, Duquesne Light will donate $5 to Dollar Energy Fund for every social media engagement captured. Additionally, you can donate $5 to Dollar Energy Fund by texting POWER to 50555.

Vineyard Vines In-Store Event

November 30, 2017 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Vineyard Vines inside Ross Park Mall

Vineyard Vines is holding a “10/10 Event” to benefit Dollar Energy Fund. All shoppers will receive 10% off their purchase and Dollar Energy Fund will receive 10% of all sales.

Winter Warm Up Request-A-Thon

Tune in on January 3 & 4, 2018 from  6 a.m. – 8 p.m. on 94.5 3WS 

Dollar Energy Fund is partnering with iHeartMedia for a Winter Warm Up Request-A-Thon, a two-day radio event to raise funds for families struggling to stay warm this winter. In exchange for a donation, listeners can make song requests on 94.5 3WS throughout the two days. Donation incentives will also be offered to donors, such as tickets, gift cards and more!

Stay tuned for more information.

Cool Down for Warmth

January 25 & 26, 2018 from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Market Square in Downtown Pittsburgh

Dollar Energy Fund will be hosting its 4th Annual Cool Down for Warmth event in Market Square at the end of January. A house of ice will be constructed in the center of Market Square and participants will stay inside the house until they meet their fundraising goal. As always, all donations will be matched. The event will also feature live music, radio broadcasts, and the Bowls for Warmth Soup Tasting Challenge. For more event information and to find out how you can participate, visit:


Tune in on February 15 & 16, 2018 from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA and 100.7 STAR

Dollar Energy Fund and KDKA are currently planning the 2018 Warmathon, a two-day radio/telethon event on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA. The Warmathon has raised approximately $2.99 million and helped more than 8,695 families over the past 9 years. The Warmathon will ask listeners to make contributions by calling into the studio-based call center, donating online, or texting a keyword to give. The two-day event will feature many incentives, including the annual dinner with Bishop David Zubik. Donations in support of the Warmathon will make sure families and seniors in our area don’t have to face the winter without utility service.

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